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Vocabulary Term Details

Benthos

Definition (http://www.freshwater-science.org/about-sfs/what-is-the-benthos-.aspx)

The term benthos derives from the Greek word bathys, meaning deep. Benthos refers collectively to all aquatic organisms which live on, in, or near the bottom of water bodies. This includes organisms inhabiting both running and standing waters, and also applies to organisms from both saltwater and freshwater habitats. (SFS)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Aquatic communities
Macrobenthos
Meiobenthos
Microbenthos
Phytobenthos
Zoobenthos
Benthic environment

This term is used for the following terms: 
Benthon

Approved Date
02-Aug-2013

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